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Mark N.

Mark N.: Math and Science Tutor (available for Home Schooled students)

Pasadena, CA (91104)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Mark's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1 more »
Algebra 2 more »
Finite Math
Geometry more »
Prealgebra more »
Precalculus more »
SAT Math
Trigonometry more »
English:
English
Grammar
Reading
SAT Reading
Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Biochemistry
Biology more »
Chemistry more »
Genetics
Organic Chemistry
Pharmacology more »
Physical Science
Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Reading
Study Skills more »
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Aspergers
Autism
Business:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1 more »
Algebra 2 more »
Biology more »
Chemistry more »
English
Geometry more »
Physics
Prealgebra more »
Precalculus more »
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Reading
Study Skills more »
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
ACT Science
ISEE
SAT Math
SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word

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Algebra 1

I am qualified to tutor in Algebra 1. I first alleviate any anxiety students may have over math. I breakdown problems into smaller, easy to understand parts. I utilize flashcards to help reinforce key concepts. Flashcards also allows for quick, daily review. My rate is flexible and I am available on weekends.

Algebra 2

I am very capable of tutoring in Algebra 2. It seems that many students these days have the most difficulty with math. I think this in part do the lack of pattern recognition (that is, the student sees every problem has new instead of variations on similar concepts).

Biology

As a scientist, I am capable of tutoring in biology, and I love sharing my knowledge with my students.

Chemistry

Being a scientist I enjoy sharing my passion for science with my students. I give students real world applications for the material they are learning. My approach to teaching chemistry is to breakdown the concepts into smaller, easier to understand parts. I develop flashcards with the students to aid in the learning process.

Geometry

I am most capable of tutoring in geometry. Students seem to have the most difficulty in math as compared to other subjects. When working with student,s I try to reduce their anxiety towards math and show the logic behind math. To make it easier for the student I break down key concepts into smaller parts. I develop flashcards with the student to help them quickly review the material in an easy to access manner. My rates are flexible and I am available on the weekends.

Pharmacology

To put it simply I have a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. I have been involved in scientific research related to drug-receptor interactions and in the development of drugs.

Prealgebra

I am capable of tutoring in Prealgebra. I understand that many students have a certain anxiety when it comes to math. I try to reduce their anxiety by breaking down problems into smaller parts. I show them the logic and elegance of math and how one can always check to see if their answer is correct (the beauty of mathematics).

Precalculus

I am most capable of tutoring in precalculus. I find many students have a certain apprehension towards math. I try to reduce any anxiety they have by breaking down problems into smaller parts. I find that developing flashcards with my students helps them to quickly review the key concepts on a regular basis. My rate is flexible and I am available on weekends.

Study Skills

I have BS and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry and Pharmacology. I was an assistant professor for five years. Over this time I developed study skills allowing me to successfully complete my studies and to use these skills in teaching. In my present role as tutor I have already given my students study and test taking tips. For example, I have shown them how to write and use flash cards. I have also taught my students to see repetition/overlap in their course material as a tool to learn and retain information.

Trigonometry

I am most capable of tutoring in Trigonometry. I break down the concepts into smaller parts. I like to use repetition, key phrases and mnemonics to help my students remember the concepts. For example, to remember the relationship of the sides of a right triangle and the functions sine, cosine, tangent: Oscar Had A Headache Over Algebra (sine=Opposite/Hypotenuse, cosine=Adjacent/Hypotenuse, tangent=Opposite/Adjacent). I make flashcards for the students. I have found that this helps the students to quickly review the concepts and commit them to memory.

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Approved Subjects

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